(Closed) Bridesmaid Newsletter – Helpful or Waste of time?

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I started making a newletter because some family members felt like they weren’t a big enough part of the planning/ weren’t in the loop… I started one using a Microsoft word template, which was pretty easy to use and it was looking nice, but I never finished it. It took way too long. It was taking me too long to just gather all of the information to put in the newsletter. I had other stuff to do- like actually plan my wedding!

But one of the good things is that you would end up with a whole volume of newsletters- a sort of keep sake after the wedding.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I made one – it was fun! i like to think they enjoyed it. 

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Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

So I don’t have a newsletter, but I do send out a Bridesmaid or Best Man emial each week and include my mom and Future Mother-In-Law in it.

All seven of my bridesmaids (5 sisters and two SILs) are out of state but I still wanted them to be a part of the planning process, so these emails keep everyone on the same page and allow us to share ideas.

I would highly recommend having some scheduled form of communication and I think it’s important that you don’t spend too much time on it because your time could be spent on the wedding itself.  🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ohh! A weekly e-mail’s a great idea! I do have a facebook group for the girls, but they don’t always go on & read. It’s hard enough having them respond by txt sometimes!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

this is a great idea!! I should totally try and do something like this

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i do one a month and my girls adore them. they’d probably be p’d if they didn’t get one.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would definitley choose some way to communicate with your bm’s somehow. i was recently in a wedding where there was NO form of communication, and the bride actually got upset if we asked questions! (important questions like where should we be at certain times). i didn’t know what was going on for anything, but at least i learned from that experience and i’m keeping my bm’s clued in!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love this idea and would TOTALLY do it if our engagement were longer. 3 of my 4 bridesmaids are 400 miles away and I have yet to figure out how to keep them in the loop!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i have been sending them all emails out and they definitely respond a lot to them, unfortunately 2 area about 5 hours away one is an hour away from me and the other lives in town so there’s not very much time for us to have a social lol!! i’ll definitely be compiling this newsletter etc.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I don’t know about this newsletter thing… if I were a Bridesmaid or Best Man and the bride sent me something like this, it would definitely get the eye roll from me.  That’s just my personal opinion.  I’ve been a Bridesmaid or Best Man over ten times and while I’m always excited for my friend getting married, there is a fine line that crosses over into wedding-obsessed/obnoxious.  Sites and boards like WB are great for brides to get together and obsess over details and support one another, but not everybody wants to know every detail… Again – just my honest opinion. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@melissabegins- is that your actual newsletter? if so, that is amazing and you are super talented! My attempt didn’t look half as good as that.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I would have done one, but I couldn’t even get half my girls even to RESPOND to my emails!  I would email them stuff, and I always said even if they didn’t  have anything to add, just respond so I know they are getting/reading the emails!  My sister/MOH was the only one to ever respond!  So it really depends on your girls.  For me it was easier texting/calling them to give them info.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I love this idea too! I’m a little hesitant to bombard them with countless emails about little idea I have, but a newletter would be a nice place to put ALL of the important information, so they one place to look for everything they need to know. Good idea!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would prefer emails from the bride as opposed to a formal newsletter type thing. That way all the BMs are in the loop and see what each other’s responses are and it’s more of a group conversation if anything is unclear, if they have questions, concerns, etc.

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